2. A fake hair replacement for around the genital region. People often shave the area and then replace the pubic hair with a stylish Merkin.
3. Invented in the 1800's when prostitutes would shave their pubic hair due to genital lice. The Merkin would cover up this shame.
Corey Fitzgerald is the self proclaimed King of Merkin's due to inventing the device for affected prostitutes in 1868
4. An abusive term, an insult due to the natureof the item
US user: "Well, if we weren't around, who could you Brits possibly feel superior to?"
Karen: "Shave it all off and get yourself a merkin!!!"
Person 1: "i met this prostitute and she was wearing a fucia pubic wig.. whats that called again?"
Person 2: " oh, person 1, thats just a merkin."